UQ recognised for pride in diversity

The University of Queensland was recently recognised with a prestigious Pride in Diversity national award for our commitment to inclusivity and support for LGBTQIA+ communities.

UQ received a “Gold Employer” award for 2022 in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI), which is Australia’s definitive national benchmark on LGBTQIA+ workplace inclusion.

UQ achieved ‘Silver Employer’ awards for the last two years and ‘Bronze Employer’ awards for at least three years prior to this.

This ranks UQ in the top 10% of employers nationally, placing us in the top 20 organisations in Australia for our work on LGBTQIA+ inclusion.

Director of Student Employability and UQ Ally Action Committee Co-Chair, Dr Dino Willox said the award positioned UQ as one of Australia’s highest performing employers for LGBTQIA+ inclusion.

“We are the only Queensland university to receive a Gold award and remain within the top 3 scores for universities across Australia,” Dr Willox said.

“Being awarded Gold Employer in the Australian Workplace Equality Index is a huge achievement and we are incredibly proud.

“However, the work doesn’t end here, and we – the Ally Action Committee and the 800 staff who form the UQ Ally Network – will continue to ensure LGBTQIA+ inclusion remains front and centre at UQ, creating a welcoming environment where people can belong, be celebrated, and thrive.”